PENNSYLVANIA - PennDOT today announced that, last year, traffic deaths in Pennsylvania have reached a record low.
Officials said this is the lowest amount of traffic deaths in the Commonwealth since record-keeping began in 1928.
PennDOT, along with Governor Tom Wolf, said they are proud of the progress, but they have the goal of that number getting down to zero. PennDOT officials said they invested more than $300 million in funds to meet that goal.
"It's good news for Pennsylvania because the trend around the country is going in the opposite direction. But we would like to think that it's the hard work that Governor Wolf's administration does in terms of traffic safety, and that's the cooperative effort between law enforcement, Pennsylvania State Police, local police and those of us at PennDOT," said an official at PennDOT.
Over the past couple years, PennDOT officials said they undertook 400+ safety projects through the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program.